On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Andrew,

Andrew Hundt wrote:
I'm considering using rtree to store a set of triangles (I will use polygons), and query for the closet triangle to a point. Are there any examples I could use to help with setting up the appropriate objects and types?

You could store pairs of triangle bounding box and index and then iterate over the nearest boxes using iterative nearest query and check distance to corresponding triangles. If the distance to the next box was greater than to the nearest triangle or the distance to the triangle was equal to 0 you could break the loop.

Hmm, I'm implementing iterative closest point for sensor data registration. Most of the time the distance won't be 0, but typically the next box will be greater. There would be some strange corner cases however if I only search for a few results and keep increasing the size... Maybe the current rtree implementation isn't the right tool for this since I can't directly check for the closest polygon?

Andrew Hundt